The Myth about Organising without Decluttering debunked

You spend hours organising the toys, placing them in newly bought bins that are bound to keep things in their places but within a couple of days your hard work unravels into the chaos it was before. Papers keep piling up and clothes end up where they don’t belong.

The question is why does this happen? The immediate answer is, you didn’t declutter and put systems into place to keep it that way! Continue reading

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Help! I have too much stuff!

2014-01-21 10.05.40My enquiries often start off with these or similar words, in my mind’s eye I see toys; Lego, Barbie, soft toys, cars, dolls, puzzles and games marching to the lead of trumpet and drum from all corners of the house. Clothing jumping off the racks in shops and hugging each other closely on the rails and shelves in the cupboards.

Why is it that we don’t realise that these inanimate objects cannot take over our homes and lives, that it is our own doing that we become unstuck?

“Why, oh why, do people keep excess of all kinds of stuff? I realise now that most of it can be attributed to some kind of fear or guilt. If you can overcome that fear and guilt, you are ready to let go of clutter and lead a fuller life! Continue reading

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Tips to make your move easier

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It is now three weeks since we moved into a Lifestyle Village and when people come over, they can’t believe that we have just moved in.

I packed all our possessions myself as I am a little OCD and didn’t want to arrive at my new home with things I do not love or use.
When moving companies pack, they pack everything, and you end up with all your clutter at your new home. I don’t say that they don’t know what they doing, they are very efficient, but leave you with boxes marked for each room and you don’t know what you’ll find in that box, which makes unpacking and zoning difficult. I left the paintings, TV, computer and large furniture items for them to pack.

Today I want to share how I orchestrated my packing for the move. I used orchestrated intentionally for you to ponder Continue reading

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Declutter your mind

Happy business woman looking on many bright colorful bubbles. Creative chart design on grey background

The tendency to live a simpler life with less clutter is taking hold. We declutter our physical spaces with vengeance, but seem to forget that our mental clutter is just as harmful as physical or emotional clutter. When we look at our physical space it is important to zone all our possessions like with like. Continue reading

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Enjoy your holiday

IMG_4596Why is it that you come back from holiday feeling you haven’t had one? Constantly running around picking up after everyone else, trying to get things done that you normally don’t get time to and actually feeling more stressed out than when you go to work on a daily basis? Is it an art or a habit that one can learn, to shut down for holidays and really relax? Continue reading

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